After dinner we laughed over the cute Star Trek: The Next Generation episode entitled "Rascals," talked for a while (despite my hoarse voice from laryngeobronchitis), made music together at our out-of-tune piano, then tumbled into bed, where it was as if the labors of the year suddenly piled up on me and anesthetized me for TWELVE WHOLE HOURS. Sleep! Wonderful, much-missed, much-needed sleep! It was a delightful New Year's Eve - second only to the time we spent making s'mores in our cabin as we ushered in 2007.
We're still missing the floor, the pot rack, and a new dishwasher, but we're hoping to have a kitchen-warming party anyway when we get back from our trip to the Philippines. Blogging may be a little off-and-on this month - we leave for our trip on Saturday - but I'm hopeful I'll be able to continue to write overseas.
In the meantime, don't forget to check out the latest Grand Rounds, put together by Moneduloides in honor of this year's bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. Enjoy!